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Perched above the confluence of two great rivers, the Sava and Danube, Belgrade has been home to many civilizations: Celts, Romans, Byzantines, Bulgars, Magyars, Ottomans and Serbs. A Turkish fortress, the focus for a Serbian principality, an intellectual and artistic center, the city grew until it became capital of Yugoslavia. Now it is one of the largest cities in south-eastern Europe and capital of the Republic of Serbia. Despite many challenges, Belgrade has resisted assimilation and created a unique cultural identity out of its many contrasting sides, sometimes with surprising consequences.

About the Author

David Norris is the author of In the Wake of the Balkan Myth: Questions of Identity and Modernity.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Svetlana Velmar-Jankovi'c

Introduction

1. The Fortress above the Two Rivers

2. From Republic Square to the River Sava

3. From Knez Mihailo Street to the River Danube

4. Terazije and King Milan Street

5. King Alexander Boulevard and Tamajdan

6. Knez Milo Street, Dedinje and Top?ider

7. Slavija, Englezovac and the Vra?ar Plateau

8. The City across the River

Appendix: Serbian Language and Names of Streets

Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195376098
Author:
Norris, David
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Foreword by:
Velmar-Jankovic, Svetlana
Foreword:
Velmar-Jankovic, Svetlana
Author:
null, David
Subject:
Europe - Former Soviet Republics
Subject:
Former Soviet republics
Subject:
History
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Eastern Europe - Balkan Republics
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Belgrade (Serbia) History.
Subject:
Belgrade (Serbia) - Civilization
Subject:
History, World | European | Eastern Europe
Subject:
World History-Eastern Europe
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Cityscapes
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
5.400 x 8.100 in 0.756 lb

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